Search Results for: Christien Van Der Westhuizen

Homemade strawberry jam | Singita Lebombo Lodge
Food | January 2014

Breakfast in the Bush: A recipe for Strawberry Jam

Summer is in full swing here in Southern Africa, which means the kitchen gardens are bursting with sun-ripened fruit. Our berry crop this year is especially good, as the plants…
Lodges and Camps | February 2013

Sweet Tooth: Giraffe Cinnamon Doughnuts

There is something magical about the experience of taking what would otherwise be a formal event, such as afternoon tea, and giving it a fresh twist with an African-inspired menu…
Singita Lebombo Lodge | Chocolate and Macadamia Cheesecake
Lodges and Camps | September 2013

Al Fresco Dining: Chocolate Macadamia Cheesecake

Singita Kruger National Park is found on the south eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated on 33 000 acres, this exclusive concession…
Lodges and Camps | January 2013

Sweet Tooth: Buttermilk Scones

The talented team of pastry chefs at Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand private reserve have quite a job producing a banquet of tasty treats for our guests in the…
Lodges and Camps | January 2013

Sweet Tooth: Rooibos Shortbread

The morning bush stop during the course of an early game drive is often the highlight of the day, and not just because of the game viewing! Our guests are…
Singita Sweni Lodge, South Africa
Lodges and Camps | August 2017

Singita Sweni Lodge: A Remarkable Reinvention

Singita has unveiled the reinvention of Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park. Drawing from nature’s most striking colour palette – the iridescent sheen of bird feathers,…
Frozen guava parfait | Singita Kruger National Park
Lodges and Camps | August 2014

Recipe: Frozen Guava Parfait

Chef de Partie at Singita Kruger National Park, Christien Schrecker, is well known for her delicious and imaginative creations that take inspiration from Africa. Past delights include giraffe-shaped cinnamon doughnuts and…
| February 2018

Where do catfish go during a drought?

During a severe drought, rivers and streams tend to dry up but fish and other freshwater organisms need to survive if they are going to be around to re-populate the…
Wildlife | February 2011

What Makes a Singita Guide Tick?

Written by Leon van Wyk, Assistant Head Guide, Singita Sabi Sand It would not be difficult to write a whole book on the subject of what makes a guide tick.…
Elephant antics at Singita Sabi Sand
Wildlife | April 2014

Elephant Antics at Singita Sabi Sand

One story from our latest Wildlife Report from Singita Sabi Sand got plenty of attention this week and was shared on various news and social media networks worldwide. It’s easy…
Afternoon tea at Singita Kruger National Park
Lodges and Camps | June 2014

Recipe: Chocolate and Mint Macarons

If you are fortunate enough to have visited Singita Kruger National Park, then you will have enjoyed the wonderful afternoon tea that takes place before every evening game drive. Responsible…
Mango and Caramel Swiss Roll | Singita
Lodges and Camps | September 2014

Recipe: Mango and Caramel Swiss Roll

Did you know that the Swiss Roll isn’t even from Switzerland? The first references to this teat-time favourite are in fact British, and variations now abound as far afield as…
Hazelnut & Coffee Christmas Cake
Lodges and Camps | December 2014

Festive Recipe: Hazelnut & Coffee Christmas Cake

What do you think of when you imagine the smell of the holiday season? For many of us, it’s the rich aroma of Christmas baking; cinnamon-dusted cookie dough, spiced fruits…
| August 2019

Our feathered friends

We have had some lovely bird viewing this month as always. There are anywhere between 450 and 500 species of bird recorded here in the greater Serengeti ecosystem, depending on…
General | December 2012

Diary of an African Christmas: Decking the Halls

Our very own Christmas elf, Ludwig van Tonder, has been carefully documenting the festive preparations and celebrations at Singita Lebombo Lodge in the Kruger National Park over the past few weeks.…
| December 2020

Between science and fairy tales    

The meaning of the term Hypothesis is (in a simple term) an idea that one can test through experimentation, or a guess rather than a known theory.